Published Monday, 31 March 2014
The scene of the incident. (© Anna Shanley)
It happened at 11pm on Sunday in the Long Lane area of the city, where a car was found on fire.
Army bomb experts were called out and the scene was preserved for a full technical examination.
Gardaí said they are investigating the circumstances surrounding the incident and have appealed for information about an injured, bleeding man who was seen getting a taxi.
He is believed to have been picked up outside a takeaway or pub at about 11pm on the New Street and Clanbrassil Street junction and headed towards St Patrick's Cathedral.
Police have asked the taxi driver - or any others who were approached by a man matching the description at the time and place in question - to get in touch with them.
© UTV News